Greek myths are always a crowd pleaser in the elementary classroom, and having your students create a hands-on project to record their learning is a sure-fire way to spark excitement. Students will love reading the fascinating tale of Perseus slaying Medusa. The story includes the origin of Perseus, his meeting with Hermes and Athena, and his adventures with the Graeae, the nymphs, and Medusa. 27 mix-and-match circlebook templates allow you to customize the circlebooks to meet the needs of your students. Check out the PREVIEW for images of the templates and finished products.
• Step-by-step instructions with photographs that show you how to create the circlebooks.
• 27 ready-to-go, mix-and-match templates that allow you to customize the projects to meet your students’ needs.
• A handout that includes the story The Myth of Perseus and Medusa
• Answer keys for the templates. A real time saver!
• The 27 templates feature:
---2 Synopsis Templates;
---3 Vocabulary Templates (2 with suggested vocabulary; 1 blank);
---Perseus Template: students will color an illustration and write adjectives that describe Perseus;
---Perseus Template: students will learn about additional adventures that Perseus went on, such as his involvement with Atlas and his saving the damsel Andromeda from the sea monster;
---Medusa Template: students will color an illustration and write adjectives that describe Medusa;
---Medusa Template: students will research the origin story of Medusa and Athena;
---Hermes Template: students will write an adventure story about using the winged sandals;
---Athena Template: students will research the city of Athens, which was named after the goddess Athena;
---The Graeae Template: students will create an origin myth for these one-eyed, one-toothed witches;
---Origin of Perseus Template: students will write about King Acricius, Danae, and King Polydectes;
---Athena’s Shield Template: students will write about the origins and properties of Athena’s shield, the Aegis;
---Godly Gifts Template: students will write about the five gifts that Hermes, Athena, and the nymphs gave to Perseus to aid him on his quest;
---Pegasus Template: students will write about the origin of Pegasus and how it relates to the myth of Medusa;
---6 Quote Templates: students will respond to a quote by Ray Bradbury about the “modern day Medusa” called the television and discuss how it transfixes people and turns them to stoney starers;
---4 Artist Templates: students will choose one of four artists’ representations of Medusa, research the artist, and write about his life;
---Drawing Template, Writing Template, and Drawing/Writing Template: three blank templates that allow you to create your own prompts for the students to answer.
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